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Mountain West Conference 2021 All Sports Season Champion.

Which school had the most successful season across all sports?

The end of May basically signals the end of the Mountain West Conference sports season. Although the baseball and softball MWC champions may still be playing in the NCAA tournaments, the MWC has crowned champions for all of its sports at this point in the year. Before fall sports start back up with official practices in August, now is as good of a time as any to review each sport by listing the regular season and conference champion.

Last year was an irregular year with spring sports canceled, bringing a lack of balance to the season champs results. Nevertheless, Boise State was our 2021 all-sports champion for the Mountain West. This year, every sport was able to have a champion, so the scoring is back to normal, or as normal as things can be. Indoor track and field did not take place for both the men’s and women’s teams this year. Other than that, every team was able to compete for this cycle.

The scoring isn’t a perfect science, and keep in mind it’s all for fun. Don’t get bent out of shape if the team you don’t like scores higher than the team you do like. But if you have an idea for different scoring, feel free to share. We are a blog site doing blog site things, and that involves making up a weighted point system to crown a hypothetical all-sport champion. If it’s not your thing, it’s cool if you move on to the next post.

(All champions based on listed info from MWC official site)

Scoring

Not trying to offend any sports, but some should carry more weight than others. The MWC sponsors 18 sports. Each sport will be split into three tiers. Football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball will all be worth 3 points. The second level will consist of volleyball, and women’s soccer, accounting for two points. The rest will all worth one point. For sports that have regular season and conference tourney champs, each will get full points. Same with ties.

Champions

Men’s Cross Country:

  • Air Force (tournament) 1

Women’s Cross Country:

  • New Mexico (tournament) 1

Women’s Soccer:

  • New Mexico (regular season) 2

Women’s Volleyball:

  • UNLV (regular season) 2

Football:

  • San Jose State (conference championship game) 3

Women’s Swimming and Diving:

  • UNLV (tournament) 1

Men’s Indoor Track and Field:

  • N/A

Women’s Indoor Track and Field:

  • N/A

Women’s Basketball:

  • New Mexico (regular season) 3
  • Wyoming (tournament) 3

Men’s Basketball:

  • San Diego State (regular season) 3
  • San Diego State (tournament) 3

Women’s Golf:

  • New Mexico (tournament) 1

Men’s Golf:

  • New Mexico (tournament) 1

Men’s Tennis:

  • New Mexico (regular season) 1

Women’s Tennis:

  • San Jose State (regular season) 1

Softball:

  • Fresno State (regular season) 3

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field:

  • Colorado State (regular season) 1

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field:

  • San Diego State (regular season) 1

Baseball:

  • Nevada (regular season) unofficial: 3

Totals:

(number of championships in parentheses)

  • New Mexico: 9 (6)
  • San Diego State: 7 (2)
  • San Jose State: 4 (2)
  • Fresno State: 3 (1)
  • Nevada: 3 (1)
  • UNLV: 3 (2)
  • Wyoming: 3 (1)
  • Air Force: 1 (1)
  • Colorado State: 1 (1)

This year was really a two-team race between the Lobos and the Aztecs. New Mexico dominated overall, capturing six championships in sixteen sports this season. For comparison, San Diego State earn all of their points from men’s basketball. No other school had higher than two championships this year. In a noteworthy turn of events, Boise State won this little exercise last year and did not place first in a single sport this season.

Congrats to the New Mexico Lobos, who are the 2021 all-sport champions!